Why get LED Lightbulbs over CFL ones?|Momma Techie

July 06, 2015

CFL Lightbulbs have been with us for quite some time now, but as time goes on, technology and innovation gets better solutions for our everyday lives. Thus with regards to our household lights, CFL is innovated and has a now a sister known to be LED Lightbulbs...

So what exactly is the difference of these two types of lightbulbs and how can you tell which is better for your home?

 

CFL vs. LED:


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  • CFL is short for Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb is your mini version of a standard fluorescent light bulb. LED or Light Emitting Diodes was introduce several years back with the promise of lowering your electric bill. According to the study made by Lighting Research Center, LED light bulbs work by bringing together currents with a positive and negative charge to create energy released in the form of light. The result of this is a fast source of light that is reliable and instantaneous.

  •  CFL gives lighting efficiency and has been used for decades now, it also fits perfectly in an ordinary socket without using an adaptor, just like it's sister the LED.

  • CFLs normally takes a few moments to warm up and reach its full brightness. LED lightbulbs on the other hand are as bright as they can be, up as soon as you switch it on.

  • CFL might cost less but it requires you to buy more bulbs over time whereas LED lights last longer, so even though you’re paying more at purchase, you buy fewer bulbs in the long run.

  • Considering the humid weather in the Philippines, we should also consider that CFL bulb emits more heat than LED bulb, thus, by choosing wisely, you can reduce the heat index in your home.


 

However, CFLs contain a small amount of mercury which normally does not cause any hazard but if the bulb breaks accidentally, that’s where the problem comes in. Mercury has been banned in the medical field due to its harmful effect on human health. On the other hand, LED bulbs is considered good for the environment and are endorsed by green movements. This is due to the lower energy consumption from LED bulbs which also decreases carbon dioxide emissions, sulfur oxide, and high-level nuclear waste. #cdrkingforenvironment


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Fast Facts on CFL Vs. LED:

  • Regular CFL bulbs lasts up to 6000 hours ; Regular LED lasts anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 hours.

  • CFL Average energy use per year: 767 KWh/yr; Regular LED Average energy use per year: 329 KWh/yr

  • CFL Average cost in the Philippines: Php 125 to 300; LED Average cost in the Philippines: Php300 to 800


LED bulbs generally cost more to buy although manufacturing technologies are lowering these prices as we move along. And this is where CD-R King makes it easier for you to decide... #cdrkingcares




CD-R King, your one-stop media provider gives you the ease of choosing by taking away the drawback of price difference by making LED bulb available to the General public at a more affordable price. This is due to their advocacy in encouraging people to care for the environment during their California e-bike campaign early this year.

It is also noted that CD-R King offers several choices of LED bulbs with different price range both for personal and industrial use.

 

Below are some of the choices for regular household use:
CDR LED bulbs

For other variants, you may visit CD-R king branches or check out their website at www.cdrking.com.

#cdrkingofficial  #cdrkingLED

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